19 Sep 2013
The full version of Defence Week Premium no.271 of 19 September 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here.
According to the CONOPS Land 400 is to develop the simulation system for the LCVS, which will be the foundation of future CAFS simulation requirements, operating within the DSE being established by JP3035.
Navantia has set afloat the first of 12 fast landing crafts, purpose built for the Royal Australian Navy that will fine their home on the new LHDs.
A wide range of opportunities are opening up to Australian manufacturers: a state-of-the-art chemical processing factory is being established in Adelaide to support the local manufacturing of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters components.
Included in ADM's tenders listing last week was Defence's potential requirement for 50 or more EW manpacks capable of detecting and direction finding emitter signals from 2Mhz to 3Ghz or higher.
18 Sep 2013
The Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A full-flight and mission simulator from CAE has been accredited by the Australian Defence Force Airworthiness Authority to Level D.
BAE Systems Maritime - Naval Ships has announced the award of an initial four key design contracts for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship as work progresses towards a Main Gate 2 business case submission in the second half of 2014.
MBDA and Lockheed Martin have demonstrated the first launch of a Common Anti-air Modular Missile from Lockheed Martin's MK 41 VLS launcher using the host variant of the ExLS.
QinetiQ Maritime's Paramarine ship and submersible design software has been selected by the Australian Maritime College to use as part of their maritime engineering training program.
At the SimTect this week, CAE announced that Ambulance Victoria has launched a simulation-based training solution integrated with a learning management system to help prepare for mass casualty incidents.
The Navy's Amphibious Heavy Lift ship HMAS Choules has been despatched to Queensland from Sydney yesterday as Tropical Cyclone Debbie bears down on Queensland while reports emerge of problems with the LHD azipod propulsion systems.
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